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AHRC-funded Senior Postdoctoral Fellow with CRUMB 2009–10. Axel Lapp is a leading international curator, art critic, and publisher, with a particular interest in systems-based contemporary art. His book project, Systems, explored the work of the Dutch artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, whose artwork often involves public participation. The book documents her art projects involving squatted buildings, bagel carts, and data mapping which makes explicit parallels between data technological networks and social networks.

Dr. Lapp has a PhD in Art History from the University of Manchester, and has also studied at Phillips-Universität in Marburg and the University of Essex in Colchester. From 1998-2000, he was Henry Moore Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, working on monuments and their theory in the 20th century, and taught in Leeds and at the Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle.
He has been coordinator of the Collectors' Program for Art Forum Berlin, and Associate Curator of the International Curators Forum, London. Since 2000, he has been living in Berlin, and has curated the work of Nick Crowe, Sonia Boyce, Shezad Dawood, Tim Head, Daniel Gustav Cramer, and Bertram Hasenauer, amongst many others, and for bodies including Swiss Federal Government Residency in Berlin and Kunstverein & Wessenberg-Galerie in Konstanz, as well as in his own space, Axel Lapp Projects. He is Art Review's contributing editor for Berlin, and has written on a regular basis for Art Monthly and Art in America. He is co-founder and editor of the art publishers The Green Box. Since November 2012 he is director of MEWO Kunsthalle, the Strigel-Museum and the Antoniter-Museum in Memmingen.





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